Analysis Of The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock
He rationalizes his fear by telling himself that speaking to the woman would not have gained a response. Though in line 110, Prufrock contrasts himself with Hamlet. Knowing the story of Hamlet, he was a hero who was very hesitant and in the end made a very resolute decision. Prufrock actually sees himself more as the jester or fool.
Prufrock concludes that he will retreat into a solitary and dignified old age. He realizes that his dreams of sharing his love with someone are dreams that have passed by. Now he has to deal with the empty existence of solitary as a passionless, loveless old man.
This poem was very universal. Many people, at one time or another, have approached a situation with hesitation. Whether it is love, career, friends, we all are fearful of something at some point. With this poem, T. S. Eliot was able to put those words down on paper. He created a simple story that many different people can relate too.
By adding the notion of singing a love song to someone, it added a more personal touch to the story. It created a tie between J. Alfred Prufrock and the reader. Prufrock wanted to sing out his love to this woman. Many people have experienced situations in life where felt they wanted to speak out and speak up, but were fearful of the consequences therefore leaving nothing said at